Dry AMD, diabetic eye disease most common retinal diseases diagnosed in US

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Dry AMD and diabetic eye disease are the most common retinal diseases diagnosed in the United States at retina practices, according to the study.

In this retrospective study, data on a total of 3,086,791 eyes with diagnoses of wet or dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), diabetic retinopathy (DR), branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO; CRVO) from January 2014 to December 2019 across 58 retina practices, were included.

In total, 15.9% of patients had dry AMD, 9.5% had wet AMD, 8.8% had DME, 8.3% had DR without DME, 2.4% had BRVO, and 1.6% had CRVO.

At the retina practices included in this study, these diseases made up 61% of total prevalence and 54.3% of incidence among patients.

Rosenblatt TR; Vail D; Saroj N, et al. Increasing incidence and prevalence of common retinal diseases in retina practices across the United States Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2021;52:29–36.

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